UPDATE HURRICANE MICHAEL

Former Hurricane Michael made landfall on the Florida Panhandle Wednesday afternoon. It was classified as one of the most powerful hurricanes to hit the U-S. Weakening over land, it turned into a tropical storm by late Wednesday.

It brought in maximum winds of 155 miles-per-hour when it came ashore near Mexico Beach in Florida. Debris has been scattered across miles of the coastline of Florida. It left in its wake damaged roofs and downed trees and power lines.

Almost 300,000 homes and businesses have lost power in Florida. Thousands of homes in Georgia and Alabama also lost power.

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